Archive for July, 2009

BlackBerry App World 1.1 Released

Research in Motion launched its own application store, BlackBerry App World, at the beginning of April, four months later version 1.1 has been released.

New features for 1.1 including:

  • faster image and icon loading
  • limit search to “free” or “paid” applications
  • search for application by category
  • install applications to microSD card
  • memory indicator so you know how much free space is left

To download BlackBerry App World 1.1 you can do so one of two ways.

  1. From your BlackBerry:
    open your browser and navigate to
    www.blackberry.com/appworld/download
  2. From your desktop:
    connect your BlackBerry to your computer using the USB cable then click here
    (note: the download requires ActiveX to be enabled so you can only use Microsoft Internet Explorer)

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Samsung Link Unites the Bell Family

Solo Mobile is the last carrier in the Bell Family (Bell, Virgin, Solo) to launch the Samsung Link.

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Just like Bell and Virgin, Solo’s Link will also features a full QWERTY keyboard, 1.3MP camera, Bluetooth, and a built-in MP3 player.

$25: 2 year term
$150: 30 day term
$125: prepaid

More at Solo Mobile.

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J.D. Power Prepaid Customer Satisfaction Study

J.D. Power has released their 2009 Prepaid Customer Satisfaction Study results for the US demographic.  NET10 has been crowned the winner of the satisfaction study which compared ten prepaid providers on seven factors.  NET10 scored 774 points out of a possible 1000 points, not bad results for their first time in the study.

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Read the complete results on the J.D. Power website and head over the NET10 website to learn more about their prepaid offerings.

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My new iPhone case

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It’s kind of hard to see but my new case is covered in dust (specifically MDF dust). Click it to see a bigger version.

Lately my wife’s been bugging me to install crown moulding. I figured I’d give it a try. There’s just one problem; I’ve never done it before. I used the iPhone’s browser to help me calculate the miter and bevel angles but found the iPhone was getting covered in dust. At first I used a lint roller to get all the dust off but eventually I figured out that you can still use the iPhone if you put it inside a ziploc bag. Anyways, about 50 cuts later I’m done and my iPhone isn’t covered in dust.

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Samsung Link Appears to Bell Website

We saw the Samsung Link launch on Virgin Mobile Canada earlier this week, now it is Bell Mobility’s turn to launch the full QWERTY device.

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Aside from the full QWERTY keyboard the Link also features a 1.3MP camera, built in MP3 player, and Bluetooth.  Head over to the Bell website or your local Bell Mobility retail location to pick up your Samsung Link.

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HTC Touch Pro2 Slides into Telus

Telus and HTC are pleased to announced the HTC Touch Pro2.  The Touch Pro2 features a 3.6″ tilt ‘n’ side touchscreen, 5-row QWERTY keyboard, wifi and a 3.2MP camera.  Current pricing in the image below, follow the “more” link for an image gallery of the device.

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iPhone 3Gs Promo on Rogers/Fido Extended till Sept 15th

If you want a 3Gs Rogers will give you slight more off than you’d normally get. It’s the same deal we reported a while back.

Rogers and Fido are running a special offer for existing customers who wish to upgrade to the new iPhone 3Gs.

Rogers customers:

1) If you got an iPhone between July 11th and Sept 30th and spend at least $100 a month then you can get $500 off an iPhone 3Gs if you tack an extra year onto your contract. So you can get a 16GB 3Gs for $199 and a 32GB 3Gs for $299. This offer expires July 31st 2009.

2) If you got an iPhone between July 11th and Dec 31st and don’t spend $100 a month then you get $250 off if you tack an extra year on your contract. So, 16GB 3Gs for $449 and 32GB 3Gs for $549. This offer expires July 31st 2009.

3) If the first 2 scenarios aren’t you or you don’t want another year on your conract you can upgrade to an iPhone at Rogers’ cost + $19. So, 8GB 3G for $59916GB 3Gs for $680 or 32GB 3Gs for $799.

Fido Customers:

You can use your FidoDollars to buy a new 3Gs and Fido will take another $100 off. You don’t have to extend your contract to get this.

The 6GB/$30 data plan is also back until July 31st for Rogers and Fido iPhone (and Rogers Android phone) customers.

Now you have till Sept 15th to get them.

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VMC Updates Plans

We have already told you about Virgin Mobile Canada’s new Text Maniac prepaid plan, but the changes do not stop there.  Major changes are currently appearing on the website to their myPlan (postpaid) offerings.  From what I can tell, the website is still under construction with text and images everywhere, all myPlan rates now come with text messaging and are only available on 2 year, 30 day, no contract terms.  BlackBerry plans will still require a three year term.

Virgin Mobile myPlan rates still feature no System Access Fee (SAF), no 911 fee, free plan switching, and no incoming text message charge.

Click the “more” link to view the new plans.

$15
50 anytime minutes
50 text messages

$22
100 anytime minutes
unlimited evening and weekends
250 text messages

$25
100 anytime minutes
unlimited evening and weekends
myPlan feature

$35
200 anytime minutes
unlimited evening and weekends
myPlan feature

$45
400 anytime minutes
unlimited evening and weekends
myPlan feature

$60
600 minutes
unlimited evening and weekends
myPlan feature

myPlan Features
myCrew: text and talk to 5 buddies
myTime: 6 hour unlimited weekday calling block
myTalk&Text: unlimited text messages
myCalls: 500 anytime incoming local minutes

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NEW: Text Maniac Prepaid Plan-VMC

The Virgin Mobile Canada webmasters are busy updating the website and refreshing their plan offerings, both prepaid and postpaid.

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Looks like Virgin Mobile has added a new plan their prepaid offerings.  The Text Maniac Plan is aimed at teens, or those who mostly text, which is perfect for Back-to-School.  As you can see from the image, $20/month will get you unlimited texting and a low per-minute rate of $0.10.  Voicemail and Call Display are included with all prepaid plans along with no SAF (System Access Fee), 911 charges, or incoming text message charge.

Head over to your local Virgin Mobile kiosk, your favorite electronics store, the VMC website to learn more, or VMC customer care (1-888-999-2321) to learn more.

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Virgin Launches Pink Samsung m320

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Slim and stylish, the ultra-convenient Handy Flip phone, at only 95 grams, packs a bunch of good stuff into one of the lightest phones around. Sleek on the outside, flip it open and you can snap pics on the go with the digital camera, connect wirelessly with Bluetooth®, and the advanced voice dial lets you make a call without having to lift a finger.

2 year term: $29.99
30 day term: $49.99
no term: $49.99

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